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Linda Ryan to Return as Executive Director Of Mission of Mercy

Linda Ryan, a former member of Mission of Mercy’s national board has been named as the new Executive Director of the healthcare nonprofit organization’s Maryland/ Pennsylvania program. Ms. Ryan had served as Mission of Mercy’s Executive Director from 2006- 2009, at which time she resigned to care for her ailing elderly father. “Having Ms. Ryan Read more…


New Saturday Clinic Added in Taneytown

We have added a Saturday clinic (9 a.m. – 2 p.m.) at our current clinic location at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 38 W. Baltimore St., once a month to accommodate new patients. Upcoming Saturday clinic dates are: November 14 and December 12, 2015 January 30 and February 27, 2016 For medical patient appointments, call 410-833-5870; Read more…



Join us as a Sponsor of the 2015 Golf Classic Presented by Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.

Highlight your organization’s products or services at the area’s ultimate premiere golf event — Mission of Mercy’s Frederick Classic Golf tournament on Monday, June 15th, at the Holly Hills Country Club in Ijamsville, MD. The presenting sponsor is Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc., and we still have wonderful opportunities for a Favor Sponsor, Platinum Sponsors, and Read more…


Project Management Experts Help M.O.M. Launch Community Connections

A valued relationship between Jennifer Charlton, Executive Director of Mission of Mercy (M.O.M.) and project management experts Lisa Hammer, PMP and David Newman, PMP, has resulted in kick-starting our Community Connections Program. Jennifer had attended a project management class taught by Lisa and David, principals of Leadership Techniques LLC, last year, and the three stayed Read more…


Celebrating our 20th Anniversary at our Annual “Uniting to Heal” Breakfast

Mark your calendar and plan to attend Mission of Mercy’s annual “Mercy in the Morning Community Fundraising Breakfast” on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at the FSK Holiday Inn at 5400 Holiday Dr., Frederick, MD.  Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. with the program at 8 a.m.  The breakfast is free and open to the public. “Our Read more…


Darrell Guyton Named to National Board

Darrell Guyton, Vice President for Specialty Contracts and Commercial Building Maintenance at the Frederick, MD-based Morgan-Keller, was recently named to Mission of Mercy’s National Board. Mr. Guyton had previously chaired the Mission of Mercy Golf Classic In Frederick. “I like nonprofit organizations that have a strong mission and stand on their own. Mission of Mercy’s Read more…


Arizona’s Avondale Clinic Turns Three!

We’re celebrating three years! This fall marks the three-year anniversary of Mission of Mercy’s Avondale clinic and, for Pastor of the First Southern Baptist Church Jack Marslender and member of Mission of Mercy’s Arizona Leadership Council, the milestone represents more than three years of service; the anniversary represents his congregation’s willingness to serve, and the Read more…


Support the 2014 Harrisburg Campaign for Care!

Here’s your personal invitation to tour Mission of Mercy’s mobile clinic in Harrisburg.  We are in then planning stages for our 2014 Harrisburg Campaign for Care this April/May. Join us for Coffee With M.O.M. and meet our dedicated volunteers and hear inspiring stories of healing and hope in our community. Mission of Mercy, which has been serving  Harrisburg Read more…


Arizona’s Annual Breakfast Inspires Hundreds

Arizona’s Mercy in the Morning community breakfast brought together over 325 guests on December 12 to raise awareness and sustainable funding for its six clinic locations. Now in its seventh year, the community breakfast, themed More than Medicine, is intended to share inspiring stories of how Mission of Mercy has eliminated barriers to health care and Read more…


Linda Ryan to Return as Executive Director Of Mission of Mercy

Linda RyanLinda Ryan, a former member of Mission of Mercy’s national board has been named as the new Executive Director of the healthcare nonprofit organization’s Maryland/ Pennsylvania program. Ms. Ryan had served as Mission of Mercy’s Executive Director from 2006- 2009, at which time she resigned to care for her ailing elderly father.

“Having Ms. Ryan join us once again as Executive Director of the Maryland/Pennsylvania program is a blessing for our patients and the communities we serve,” noted Henry W. Konerko, PhD, CEO of Mission of Mercy (which also includes programs in Arizona and Texas).

“Ms. Ryan is the consummate professional who brings a great deal of experience and leadership to Mission of Mercy. She has dedicated her life to serving others, and will represent us well in our mission to heal through Love and provide dignity and respect to those we serve,” added Dr. Konerko.

Jennifer Charlton, who had served as Executive Director since 2012, announced her departure in July, 2015.

Ms. Ryan is a nonprofit consultant and has also served as Executive Director for Change, Inc, which serves disabled people, Hope Alive (which served homeless women and children), and Operation Smile (which provides medical care). She will begin her responsibilities with Mission of Mercy on November 2, 2015.

“I’m humbled and honored to again serve with Mission of Mercy; it’s a responsibility I don’t take lightly. I’m very excited about creating additional community partnerships and initiatives that will grow our services – especially dental care,” added Ms. Ryan.

New Saturday Clinic Added in Taneytown

1045062_10151515079708587_1645063753_n1We have added a Saturday clinic (9 a.m. – 2 p.m.) at our current clinic location at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 38 W. Baltimore St., once a month to accommodate new patients.

Upcoming Saturday clinic dates are:

  • November 14 and December 12, 2015
  • January 30 and February 27, 2016

For medical patient appointments, call 410-833-5870; you must leave a message with a call back number. Medical patients without an appointment should come early in the morning to increase their chances of being seen on a walk-in basis. Walk-in patients are not guaranteed to be seen and are based on availability.

Our Upcoming Wednesday Clinic schedule (medical and dental) can be found here.

No insurance? Not a Problem for This Group of Big-Hearted Doctors

Join us as a Sponsor of the 2015 Golf Classic Presented by Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.

Highlight your organization’s products or services at the area’s ultimate premiere golf event — Mission of Mercy’s Frederick Classic Golf tournament on Monday, June 15th, at

Mission of Mercy Golf Classic Sponsors

Mission of Mercy Golf Classic Sponsors



the Holly Hills Country Club in Ijamsville, MD.

The presenting sponsor is Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc., and we still have wonderful

opportunities for a Favor Sponsor, Platinum Sponsors, and more! We also welcome Master’s Circle Sponsors! Please download the 2015 Golf Registration and Sponsorship forms for complete details!

All sponsorships include a foursome, so circle your calendar and plan to join us for a fun-filled day topped off by a Surf ‘n’ Turf Dinner, live auction and raffle winners. Register here today!

Thanks to our Platinum Sponsor, BB&T Bank, Beverage Sponsor, Gladhill Furniture and Bar Sonsor, Hank Konerko, PhD. Lunch is generously provided by Buffalo Wild Wings!

Project Management Experts Help M.O.M. Launch Community Connections

A valued relationship between Jennifer Charlton, Executive Director of MomCClogoMission of Mercy (M.O.M.) and project management experts Lisa Hammer, PMP and David Newman, PMP, has resulted in kick-starting our Community Connections Program.

David Newman, Principle, Leadership Techniques, LLC

David Newman, Principal, Leadership Techniques, LLC



Jennifer had attended a project management class taught by Lisa and David, principals of Leadership Techniques LLC, last year, and the three stayed in touch. In the fall of 2013, David attended the M.O.M.’s annual gala, the Bubble Ball. “The video shown at the gala was really inspiring – it opened my eyes to the wonderful work that M.O.M. does,” said David.

He and Lisa subsequently went on a clinic tour, and volunteered their expertise in leadership and project management. Their efforts have enabled Mission of Mercy to launch Community Connections, a critical program for our patients and their families to access other community resources available.

“The purpose of Community Connections is to empower our patients to better themselves, their lives and those of their families through access to strategic partnerships, education and community resources,” explained Jennifer.

Lisa Hammer, Principle, Leadership Techniques, LLC.

Lisa Hammer, Principal, Leadership Techniques, LLC.



Lisa and David first created a patient survey to determine what other services and resources would be most beneficial. With the aid of a Spanish interpreter, they administered the survey at several Frederick City clinic days as well as the Brunswick clinic. They surveyed about 90 patients – half English speaking, half Spanish speaking.

“The top three needs were for: 1) exercise and wellness information and opportunities, 2) help looking for a job and 3) assistance with food,” noted Lisa.

“This definitely helps us know where to focus our efforts. We’re now meeting with representatives from Workforce Services, the MD Food Bank, Frederick Regional Health System, the YMCA and others to find out what resources they have available and what they can offer M.O.M.’s patients,” explained Lisa.

Starting on June 23, the Brunswick and Frederick clinics will have a Community Connections resource table staffed by Cielo Berner, a Community Connections volunteer.

“Our long-term goal is to hire a Community Connections Resource Coordinator to work with patients and their families one-on-one to assess their medical and social situations, and understand their unmet lifestyle needs. The Resource Coordinator can then help patients develop a plan to coordinate available community resources that bridge the gaps and effect positive outcomes,” added Jennifer.

“Thanks to Lisa and David, along with volunteers Cielo, Lisa Wolf and Lynn Kaiser, we’re taking a new step toward our mission of ‘restoring dignity and healing through Love’,” she added.

“When we saw all of the things M.O.M. does for their patients we were so impressed. M.O.M. is fantastic – we’re happy to volunteer with them,” said Lisa. If someone is interested in volunteering with Community Connections, please contact us at 301-682-5683.

More About Leadership Techniques LLC

Leadership Techniques, LLC offers leadership and project management training and consulting services custom tailored to address specific issues. We work with organizations to help them achieve their goals. Today’s business environment calls for leaders and managers at all levels to act quickly and decisively on a wide variety of problems. Project managers need to comprehend and control the big picture while often lacking complete data and without direct authority.

Lisa Hammer, PMP, and David B. Newman, PMP, combine their real world experience and training to provide a fun and relaxed learning environment. Interactive sessions and role playing exercises provide attendees with tools and techniques that they can apply immediately and take the guesswork out of leadership and project management. For more information on Leadership Techniques, email Lisa@LeadershipTechniques.com or call us at 301-667-3915.

Celebrating our 20th Anniversary at our Annual “Uniting to Heal” Breakfast

Mark your calendar and plan to attend Mission of Mercy’s annual “Mercy in the Morning Community Fundraising Breakfast” on

Dr. John vitarello

Dr. John Vitarello of Cardiovascular Specialists of Frederick, will speak at the Breakfast.



Thursday, May 8, 2014 at the FSK Holiday Inn at 5400 Holiday Dr., Frederick, MD.  Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. with the program at 8 a.m.  The breakfast is free and open to the public.

“Our theme of ‘Uniting to Heal’ recognizes that it takes an entire community coming together through many partnerships to deliver our life-saving work throughout our Maryland/ Pennsylvania Program,” said Jennifer Charlton, Executive Director of Mission of Mercy.

For tickets, please contact Jennifer White at or 301-682-5683 or 717-301-642-5683, or jwhite@amissionofmercy.org.

You’ll hear inspiring stories of healing, hope and love, from patients, volunteers and the medical staff.  The 20th Anniversary celebration will include exciting news about innovative partnerships Mission of Mercy is forging with local healthcare systems such as Frederick Memorial Hospital in Frederick, MD, Gettysburg Hospital/Wellspan and Holy Spirit Hospital in Harrisburg, PA.

“Even as we reflect on all that we’ve accomplished in the past 20 years, we realize there are many more opportunities on the horizon during this uncertain and ever-changing healthcare environment,” Jennifer added.

Darrell Guyton Named to National Board

Darrell Guyton named to national board

Darrell Guyton named to National Board



Darrell Guyton, Vice President for Specialty Contracts and Commercial Building Maintenance at the Frederick, MD-based Morgan-Keller, was recently named to Mission of Mercy’s National Board.

Mr. Guyton had previously chaired the Mission of Mercy Golf Classic In Frederick.

“I like nonprofit organizations that have a strong mission and stand on their own. Mission of Mercy’s dedication to treating their patients with dignity is important to me; I think everyone deserves to be treated with dignity. It’s also important that Mission of Mercy does not accept government funding,” said Mr. Guyton.

“We’re very pleased to have an executive with Mr. Guyton’s qualifications and dedication to community service on our national board,” said Larry Hall, board chairman.

Arizona’s Avondale Clinic Turns Three!

We’re celebrating three years! This fall marks the three-year anniversary of Mission of Mercy’s Avondale clinic and, for Pastor of the First Southern Baptist Church Jack Marslender and member of Mission of Mercy’s Arizona Leadership Council, the milestone represents more than three years of service; the anniversary represents his congregation’s willingness to serve, and the possibility of continued growth in the years to come.

Big dreams for a health care clinic began nearly three years ago for the First Southern Baptist Church. “Our members have always been committed to providing people with the spiritual guidance and support necessary to live the most healthy and fulfilling lives possible,” says Marslender. “We made a commitment to be more involved in our community, but we knew we couldn’t do something as extensive as an on-site health care clinic without a partner like Mission of Mercy.”

Clinic volunteers from Avondale celebrated three years of “bringing the doctor to the people” in early December with a open house hosted by Lee & Bob Pitts, both of whom have volunteered in the clinic since day one. Dozens of volunteers from the clinic gathered to share in celebrating all that’s been accomplished in three short years.

Highlights from the clinic include…

Providing over 5,000 individual patient visits

Expanding the clinic from one Monday per month to four

Serving as a pilot location for MOM’s Community Connections program, which connects patients with additional health education and support services right from the clinic

Mission of Mercy’s work in Avondale and ALL of the communities we serve would not be possible without the dedicated volunteers and community partners that help us eliminate barriers to care. Please join us in saying “thank you” to the Avondale clinic team for all they continue to make possible!

 

 

In that time, the clinic has grown substantially. Over 5,000 individual patient visits have been provided in the past three years. Now operating with four clinic days per month, the Avondale clinic has steadily grown to become one of the Arizona program’s busiest locations.

Support the 2014 Harrisburg Campaign for Care!

Here’s your personal invitation to tour Mission of Mercy’s mobile clinic in Harrisburg.  We are in then planning stages for our 2014 Harrisburg Campaign for Care this April/May. Join us for Coffee With M.O.M. and meet our dedicated volunteers and hear inspiring stories of healing and hope in our community.

Mission of Mercy, which has been serving  Harrisburg since 2002, provides vitally needed FREE health care and dental care services, physical therapy and medications, along with “healing through Love.” Now, however, we need to raise $130,000 by July 30, 2014 in order to ensure that we continue our vital clinical services in this area.

Please plan to visit us for a heart-warming experience!

Tour Information

Please join us for a tour of our mobile clinic, and learn about the free medical and dental services, plus free prescriptions, that we provide here in here in Harrisburg and Dauphin County. All tours are from 10 – 11 a.m.

Location

Christ Lutheran Church

124 South 13th Street

Harrisburg, PA 17104

Dates:

Fri., Jan. 24, 2014

Fri., Feb. 7, 2014

RSVP to:  Curtis Jamison, 717-642-9062; cjamison@A
MissionofMercy.org

 

Arizona’s Annual Breakfast Inspires Hundreds

Arizona’s Mercy in the Morning community breakfast brought together over 325 guests on December 12 to raise awareness and sustainable funding for its six clinic locations. Now in its seventh year, the community breakfast, themed More than Medicine, is intended to share inspiring stories of how Mission of Mercy has eliminated barriers to health care and helped thousands of patients.

At the breakfast our Medical Director, Dr. Smith, shared what More than Medicine means to him and our volunteers, and how our shared commitment of “healing through Love and restoring dignity” guides each and every patient interaction at our clinics.  There has never been a time when a personal touch, a shared prayer and a helping hand is more welcome than now.  Mission of Mercy isn’t about charity – it’s about humanity.

To view Mission of Mercy’s video Mercy in Action, click here!